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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2010

ANS 390 • Anthropology of East Asia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31095 T
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
CAL 419

Course Description

This is a topically-organized course on the contemporary anthropology of the East Asian region, including China, Taiwan, Japan, the Koreas, and Mongolia. Specific issues to be examined may include state/minority relations, neoliberalism and globalization, memory, digital/media/popular cultures, materiality and technoscience, and biopower.

Grading Policy

10 online reaction papers (20%) Class participation (10%) Weekly extra meeting participation (10%) Research paper (60%)


Aihwa Ong, Neoliberalism as Exception Judith Farquhar, Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China Christopher Nelson, Dancing with the Dead Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters Tangherlini and Yea, Sitings: Critical Approaches to Korean Geography Nancy Abelmann, The Melodrama of Mobility


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